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Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis: truth or myth?

Authors
  • Seraj, Siamak M1
  • Gill, Evanpaul1
  • Sekhon, Simranjit1
  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine, San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, CA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
7
Issue
5
Pages
329–331
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/20009666.2017.1374808
PMID: 29147479
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Pulmonary valve (PV) infective endocarditis (IE) is an extremely rare disease that involves normal as well as abnormal valves. This condition mostly occurs in patients with underlying predisposing factors. It could be missed if patients do not present with typical features of right-sided endocarditis or in the absence of classic risk factors. The case presented here did not have any known risk factors for IE until surgery and presented mainly with fever, weight loss, and musculoskeletal symptoms.

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